According to FoxSport.com's Ken Rosenthal, among the team's pending free agents, Mets LHP reliever Jerry Blevins is the least likely to be traded.
Blevins, 33, is earning $5.5 million this season. The Mets hold a $7 million club option for 2018 or can make him a free agent by paying a $1 million buyout.
In 38 appearances this season, he is 4-0 with a 2.13 ERA (2.66 FIP), while holding left-handed hitters to a .113 average.
Good. He should not be traded. Based on past precedent, he's only going to bring back one or two low-level minor leaguers. At the same time, the Mets intend to fight for a World Series again in 2018, which means - -if they deal Blevins -- they'll likely be in the market for a guy like Blevins this winter. So, why trade him now?
Josh Smoker and Josh Edgin have shown glimpses that they can handle being a lefty specialist, like Blevins, as a full-time role. But, they've yet to do it consistently. Blevins is the answer. He's here, he likes it here, the Mets like him, and it works. They shouldn't mess with this part of the team just to get a couple minor leaguers who may never see a big-league game.